Construction Buyer

Construction Buyer

A Buyer is involved in all aspects of a building project from pre-construction through to construction.

They measure quantities from project drawings and obtain prices for different materials, thus enabling the accurate placing of orders.  Buyers are a key member of the project team, negotiating costs, meeting/assessing sub-contractors and suppliers and organising the materials and labour required for each project. On traditional contracts, Buyer involvement includes design development with consultants and sub-contractors.

Career Progression

Construction Buyer - Baxall Construction

Key Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Communication
  • Organisation


  • Maths
  • Design and technology
  • Problem solving
Wendy Bass

“The most interesting part of my job is building relationships with people and helping to develop projects of the highest quality”

Wendy Bass – Buyer

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